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The field of view analysis in GIS is a polygon file that shows the portions of an area that are visible versus no visible across a terrain starting from a given point. see this Link

How can I use Field of view analysis in ArcGIS? is there any tools to use field of view analysis in ArcGIS or any scripts ?

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Have you looked into Viewshed analysis? –  Jay Guarneri Apr 4 '13 at 18:23
    
@Jay Guarneri. viewshed only use point and polyline observer feature. do you know any tools to use polygon file for view analysis ? thanks –  wetland Apr 4 '13 at 18:32

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You should try to convert the polygon to polylines, then run the viewshed analysis. You can then reclassify the areas within the polygons to Visible using a Con() statement, just to cover your bases.

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+1 Great answer. Sorry, I overlapped your answer--didn't see it until too late. –  Aaron Apr 4 '13 at 19:40
    
No problem!! :) Glad you like my solution. –  Jay Guarneri Apr 4 '13 at 19:44
    
The nodes and vertices of lines will be used as observation points. is it true for polygons ? –  wetland Apr 4 '13 at 20:34
    
I imagine it would work the same. –  Jay Guarneri Apr 4 '13 at 20:44

The Viewshed (Spatial Analyst) or (3d Analyst) tool can be used to perform that analysis. Arc does a good job at viewshed analysis. For an added level of detail, drape the viewshade raster over a hillshade in ArcScene, as shown in this screenshot.

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To accomplish this analysis using polygons, simply convert them to polylines using Polygon to Line (Data Management).

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Or over aerial imagery with illumination in ArcScene:

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